New mural revitalizes and builds community pride
Alhambra High School held a street party, April 13, to celebrate a new mural painted on the side of a local business. The artwork was the result of a Phoenix Revitalization Corporation’s Neighborhood Beautification grant to the Canyon Corridor Neighborhood Association. Alhambra students helped with the project which depicts the Lion mascot. A contest was held by the the school’s student government. The mural, which is on the east side of 37th Avenue, facing the school, is a combination of the three winning designs by Nicole Martinez, Roberto Sotelo and Matthew Flora. Twenty students submitted drawings for the contest. As part of the contest, each student who submitted a drawing was allowed to help the artist with the mural.
“This mural removes unsightly ads and promotes Alhambra High School pride,” Principal Karen Cardenas said.